DEI Death Zone™

Why DEI is Really Failing



Mt. Everest is the highest peak in the world where hundreds of people every year dream of ascending its summit. The most dangerous passage known as the ‘death zone’ designates an altitude and insufficient oxygen level so extreme that climbers have perished and their frozen remains lay unrecovered being walked by and over serving as a frightening realism the pursuit for glory is in tandem with jeopardizing their life.

The hazards, treacherous, and life-threatening conditions which climbers face on their expedition is equivalent to the journey required to achieve our ideal state of inclusion. Read more in our DEI Leadership Imperative Research Report.

While Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first pioneers to reach Everest’s peak, our elusive DEI summit is still awaiting its first pioneers to ascend and shine light on its path.

View HBO’s “Glory or Death” documentary and begin learning the analogies that closely associate with DEI.

The roadmap is rigged. Repeating decades of failed progress is on the line if we continue following this same path with the same solutions, rewarding the wrong criteria.

DEI Death Zone™

The death zone does not mean there is no buy-in and that efforts have stopped inside your organization. In fact, quite the opposite.

Visible DEI activities are concealing oppressive decisions that prevent change through 5 newfound unconscious biases. Current decisions supporting DEI are allowing bias, inequity and oppression to prevail. This is why DEI is failing.

DEI Summit Strategy™

Our solution is a 7 point strategy that will become the next generation of best practices to achieve the elusive, ideal state of inclusion predicated upon the 5 advocacy attributes as prerequisites dismantling the five biases leading DEI into its death zone.

Lead The Next Generation DEI Strategic Roadmap

Pursuit for glory.

These epiphanies illuminate an exciting new endeavor for our industry. It will be a challenging quest but one worthy for the pursuit of glory to ascend upon the summit of true Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.